Are You a Legal Professional?

FINDLAW LEGAL DICTIONARY

The FindLaw Legal Dictionary -- free access to over 8260 definitions of legal terms. Search for a definition or browse our legal glossaries.

Special Hazard Rule

special hazard rule n

: an exception to the going and coming rule that allows an employee to recover from an employer for injuries sustained while going to or coming from work NOTE: The special hazard rule applies when the place at which the injury occurred was along the only available route or when the employee would not have been there if not for the employment and usually the risks associated with the location are distinctive or greater than the risk common to the public.



Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.